Re: Run a GTK application without desktop environment
- Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 22:00:03 -0700
- From: "Jasper St. Pierre" <jstpierre@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Run a GTK application without desktop environment
I highly recommend against this. A window manager should be around to
manage windows, since a lot of functionality to applications is
provided by the WM. Having it missing could cause strange bugs.
Please just use a lightweight window manager like Matchbox or metacity.
On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 9:33 PM, Göran Hasse <gorhas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This is quite simple.
> You have to send in the geometry to the GTK application so that is self
> can decide its geometry.
> You don't need any window manager.
> I run a lot of FreeBSD computers this way.
> In rc.local you run something like
> /usr/sbin/ntpdate -s 0.ubuntu.pool.ntp.org
> export DISPLAY
> /usr/local/bin/X -ac &
> # Let the x-server have time to start
> sleep 20
> # Connect from any IP
> /usr/local/bin/xhost + &
> # Remove the cursor from the screen, turn off screensaver
> /usr/local/bin/unclutter -root -idle 1 &
> /usr/local/bin/xset -dpms &
> /usr/local/bin/xset s off &
> # set background
> # https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X11_color_names
> /usr/local/bin/xsetroot -solid Grey &
> # show local time
> export TZ
> # Startscript for infotable at LEV
> DISPLAY=192.168.37.88:0.0 ./draw-text -x 0 -y 0 -X 896 -Y 307 -g logo -L "" -f 100 &
> Note that the gtk-widget have to "resize" itself. So you must program it to
> read its own "geometry". x , y , X Y (and some other stuff).
> Den 2016-03-18 kl. 01:30, skrev Anatol Pomozov:
>> I am trying to implement a simple Kiosk-like web application. The
>> application will run fullscreen all the time and show web pages. I my
>> case it will be project's build status. I want to use a simple
>> computer like a RaspberryPi. And I want to avoid starting heavy
>> environments like KDE or Gnome.
>> Is there any good example/tutorial on this topic?
>> In fact I already have a simple GTK application that uses WebKit
>> engine. I can run it both in Gnome and without it by using xinit. I
>> have a few questions about it:
>> - gtk_window_fullscreen() works fine with Gnome but with xinit it does
>> not expand the window. Does it mean that fullscreen is actually a DE
>> feature? What is the best way to make fullscreen app in XWindow? Right
>> now I use gdk_screen_get_width/height and then set default size.
>> - If I run webkit in XWindows it shows pages with horrible fonts. How
>> to make the browser fonts similar to what I see in my Gnome desktop?
>> Where to start reading about font handling in the modern Linux
>> graphical stack?
>> - It looks like Kodi player at RaspberryPi does not not use xinit at
>> all. It looks like RaspberryPi has a direct framebuffer feature. Is it
>> possible to do it with my webkit-centric application? I can't find any
>> details on this topic.
>> Did anybody make something similar? I would love to hear the
>> experience in making DE-less applications.
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